Miriam Greely Broadhurst

Female20 December 1894–November 1988

Brief Life History of Miriam Greely

When Miriam Greely Broadhurst was born on 20 December 1894, in Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Horace Greeley Broadhurst, was 39 and her mother, Fannie Jane Smith, was 42. She immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1927 and lived in Buckingham, Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. She died in November 1988, in Elkins Park, Cheltenham Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Lahaska, Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Horace Greeley Broadhurst
1855–1931
Fannie Jane Smith
1852–1924
Sarah Jane Broadhurst
1885–1976
Joseph Paxton Broadhurst Sr
1886–1964
Edgar S Broadhurst
1888–1912
Ellen D Broadhurst
1889–1978
Miriam Greely Broadhurst
1894–1988

Sources (9)

  • Miriam G Broadhurst in household of Ellen D Broadhurst, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Miriam G. Broadhurst, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
  • Miriam G Bradhurst, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 19

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 25

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English brod, brad ‘wide, broad’ + hirst(e), hurst ‘wood, grove’, or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Broadhurst in Sussex.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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